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from kansas city to chicago were canceled overnight and traffic here in northern illinois is very slow going, and in fact the snow itself may be diminishing but it's going to be replaced by something even worse, ice. charlie, norah? >> dean reynolds thank you. meteorologist jeff berardelli, where is the storm headed now is. >> it's moving toward the east. it's weakening but another storm will move up the eastern seaboard and may give significant snow to interior portions of new england so let's go to the maps and show you what's happening. we have some heavy snow in parts of michigan still heavy snow around milwaukee, wisconsin, moving north of there right now and some rain to the south but as we kind of look ahead into tomorrow, the worst of it looks to be probably starting midafternoon in new england, but notice along the i-95 corridor philadelphia, new york city, all the way to about boston it's mainly going to be rainfall however just interior from boston and boston is going to be a very close call it will be a mix of wet, heavy snow and rain and inland
is pouring in from around the world and we begin our coverage with alan pizzey in vatican city. >> reporter: good morning. the announcement took a lot of people by surprise yet it is said the pope had discussed this two weeks ago with two or three people who are very close to him. the pope said he made this decision after long and careful consideration and prayer and thought. in his statement announcing it he said, i have come to the certainty that my strptength, due to an advanced age, are no longer suited to the adequate exercise of the petrine ministry meaning he's too tired to go on. the papal spokesman said there was no specific illness that they know of he's not in danger of dying tomorrow or anything but he's just decided it was time to go. he will resign at 8:00 p.m. rome time on february the 28th. afterwards, there will be a conclave of cardinals. they will try to have a new pope elected by march the 24th, which is the beginning of holy week. it's not necessary for them to do it, but the feeling here is that they will probably be able to do that. benedict xvi in
this morning." zbles that he how hard the city of new orleans parties, even their football stadiums blackout. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." we are learning new details about the end of an alabama hostage drama. fbi agents raided an underground bunker yesterday shooting and killing the kidnaper. >> the captive a five-year-old boy ethan is said to be okay. they had to move in because the kidnaper was growing desperate. mark strassmann good morning. >> reporter: good morning norah and charlie. ethan is waking up with his mother for a first time in the week but bomb technicians spent time in the bunker processing the crime scene and looking for improvised explosives. it began asended as violently as it began with a gunshot. >> he's a special child. by the grace of god he's okay. >> reporter: ethan spent seven days underground, the prisoner of jimmy lee dykes, just the two of them inside a bunker four feet wide six feet long and eight feet high. the standoff ended suddenly when the fbi's hostage rescue team distracted dykes with a pair of loud bang
ladies at a condominium at the city of big bear reported he confronted them tied them up held them hostage and stole two vehicles. now police are confident they have the right man. >> guys down! [ gunfire ] >> reporter: acting on reports of carjacking law enforcement officials quickly tracked the man accused of targeting police officers and their families. >> the suspect stole the vehicle matched the description. he crashed the car and then took off into the forest. >> reporter: as he barricaded himself in this empty cabin, the man believed to be dorner fired a .50 caliber sniper weapon shooting two deputies killing one of them. >> we have an officer down officer down. >> copy officer down. >> we are right in the center of the action here we are right where this is happening. >> reporter: following tactical teams our cbs news crew was caught in the middle of a second fire fight. [ gunfire ] christopher dorner's hold up in a cabin about 100 yards behind our position right now. you can see authorities and the s.w.a.t. teams with their guns drawn, armored vehicle jus
here. >> reporter: at kansas city international airport, crews worked to deice planes though many flights were canceled as the blizzard continued battering the state overnight. >> we're very concerned about this storm, believe it may be worse than the last one, and portions of our state it will be worse than the last one. >> reporter: because the snow is expected to fall throughout the day, officials are urging people to stay home stay indoors and not get on the roads. even if someone decided to try to get out, most places are closed, including schools, government offices, and businesses. >> all right now let's check in with meteorologist jeff grar deli of cbs station wfor. where is the storm headed next? >> one part of the storm is moving into the great lakes and the national weather service issued a tornado watch for central and northern parts of florida, that means isolated tornadoes are possible and wind gusts up to 80 miles an hour. if you're in and around the tampa area orlando through jacksonville, watch out some pretty big storms are headed your way
bunker for nearly a week. mark strassmann is in midland city alabama w new details on the raid that ended with the death of the kidnaper. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. on ethan's birthday fbi bomb technicians will be back inside the bunker for looking for and removing improvised explosives. the body will stay at least until this bomb threat is over. >> we're here to celebrate answered prayer. >> reporter: they called it a praise vigil people in ethan's community gathering last night to give thanks the little boy was safely back with his mother. fbi photos show the exterior of the underground bunker. bomb technicians have removed two improvised explosives, one inside the bunker the other inside this pvc pipe that jimmy lee dykes used to talk to negotiators. the standoff ended monday when dykes climbed the eight-foot ladder to get supplies. as he reached up he was off balance and vulnerable. when dykes opened the door rescue team members dropped two stun grenades their loud noises and flashes disoriented. within seconds has members entered the bu
to move into kansas city where it's going to snow hard it looks like for about the entire day. our forecast models are showing that snow pivoting from the southwest to the northeast as we go throughout the morning and the afternoon hours, so wichita will see improvements late today, but northeast kansas and most of missouri we're going to be looking at heavy snowfall for the next at least 12 hours and how much more snow? look at this purple area anywhere in here we could be talking about maybe a foot maybe a little bit more than that. the snow rates are incredible this morning they're one to two inches per hour and it could snow like that for the next 6 to 12 hours in some locations. we don't want to forget about folks in the south from houston to new orleans the southern end of this storm, there's the potential for severe weather as we head later on into today. so it's bad news in the short term for travel but the good news is we have severe drought in the farmland areas of the midwest and this moisture is greatly needed and going to be greatly appreciated.
there are new reports about the pope's health. a allen pizzey is in vatican city. >> reporter: pope benedict has been wearing a pacemaker for some time and had an operation eplace to replace the battery three months ago. how much his declining health and the strain of dealing with scand the vatican leaks and sex abuse scandals is only speculation. only a few of his closest aides new in advance. with his brief announcement in latin, benedict set a modern precedent that ensures his t that successors can take the same path, as one cardinal put it he broke a taboo. catholics around the world reacted with surprise some sadness, but overall there was a sense that benedict had done the right thing, for himself and the church. >> it is quite an act of ch. humility for the pope to realize that he can no longer physically and mentally discharge the duties of his office. ♪>> reporte >> reporter: even as benedict's ated t legacy is being debated the struggle for succession has begun behind the scenes. latin americans feel their time come has come and there are several strong candidate
away from each other here in vatican city. >> it's going to be chaos, which pope do you bow to and which one do you go, s'up? >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." st. peter's square was packed this morning for pope benedict's final public audience. benedict steps down tomorrow. >> the pope acknowledged difficult times during his papacy but told his people he has great trust in the future of the church. allen pizzey is in st. peter's scare. allen, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. there are fierce concerns about whether or not the monostic life benedict is about to fade into will keep him from having influence on the next papacy. that's for tomorrow. today he was center stage. benedict made a stately arrival for his last general audience aboard a pope mobile perhaps taking advantage of the last time he will have use of one of the specially made vehicle. the crowd of st. ter's square was half the 200,000 the vatican predicted and catered for but the welcome was warm. the pope thanked the crowd as he put it "from the bottom of my heart," and told them he
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